Regional Club Rankings

Early Look: So Cal Top 25

Last year's Junior of the Year Norene Iosia is back for Redondo Union. Photo by Ray Vidal

Last year's Junior of the Year Norene Iosia is back for Redondo Union. Photo by Ray Vidal

Since nothing is set in stone yet, let’s call this what-might-be preseason Top 25 for Southern California this year.

It’s a look at how the Top 25 programs in So Cal might shake out.

There’s so much parity and so many things remain unknown more than a month away from the official start, but there does appear to be some certainty.

For instance, Great Oak returns four starting players that have made back-to-back 1-AA semifinal appearances. That’s a significant indication of how good Great Oak is likely to be this fall.

Torrey Pines has the deepest assortment of talent on its roster and talent usually wins a lot of high school volleyball matches.

While defending sectional and state champion Redondo Union sees a big roster turnover, it still has a dime setter and lights-out outside. Those are always two key components to work with.

Santiago figures to be back in the mix as the best teams in So Cal. Why? The Sharks return the majority of last year’s team, which also seemed to be the majority of the team the year before that. Santiago has plenty of experience.

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